Medical Education

Educating the Next Generation of Medical Leaders

Columbia’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) is dedicated to educating and training the next generation of medical and scientific leaders.  Our diverse students are passionate and motivated to achieve their potential to become some of the nation's top doctors and scientists. They share a singular commonality: to dedicate their lives to caring for patients and to advance modern medicine for the benefit of all people everywhere. 

A medical education at Columbia fosters a commitment to life-long inquiry, as our students learn to anticipate future health needs and to think critically about all aspects of patient care, research, and public health. Today, exciting changes that build upon this legacy are enhancing the academic experience at VP&S.

A new curriculum that emphasizes exploration and introduces direct patient care earlier allows students to discover and build upon their interests while placing the patient at the fore of their learning right from the start. Our students also have access to expanded learning facilities, modernized classrooms and high-tech simulation resources which also benefit our faculty and patients.

One of our top priorities is increasing scholarship funding, so we can continue bringing the most talented and passionate medical students to VP&S. Each scholarship gift to VP&S not only opens doors for a medical student, but also creates a ripple effect that impacts countless patient lives. 

For more information on funding student scholarships, please contact Laura Tenenbaum, Senior Director of Development, at or 212-342-2108.


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